05/04/2013 02:41 PMPosted by GrizZyou should publish this and make it a novel :-p
05/04/2013 03:10 PMPosted by TekkZeroFor completeness, you might want to add a bit more discussion on why spells that don't have a casting animation are so desirable. It makes a lot of sense to us veterans, but I imagine a noob might not grasp all of the subtleties. For example, spells that don't require a casting animation won't disrupt channeling for spells like Disintegrate (Intensify) and Ray of Frost (Snow Blast). Or I occassionally see some Meteor wizards thinking it's a great idea to replace Explosive Blast with Meteor in a SNS style build, but they end up dealing less damage because casting Meteor competes with casting either Frost Nova or Energy Twister.
05/04/2013 03:10 PMPosted by TekkZeroAlso, it's probably worth nothing that ALL Armor Spells are "free" too and don't have casting animations (ie Ice Armor, Storm Armor, and Energy Armor). Thus, casting Ice Armor (Frozen Storm) is a free damage+proc that behaves in a similar manner to Explosive Blast + Diamond Shards.
For the Unsolved Mysteries section: certain mobs resist ~51.3% incoming damage of "their" element. i.e. much more testing on more mob types needed. In case anyone has tested more than just toxic/smoldering constructs and has some results, feel free to share them. It not crucial to gameplay but I know a lot of us are "students of the game" as they say in the sports world.
05/04/2013 04:17 PMPosted by ChangBoosterFor the Unsolved Mysteries section: certain mobs resist ~51.3% incoming damage of "their" element. i.e. much more testing on more mob types needed. In case anyone has tested more than just toxic/smoldering constructs and has some results, feel free to share them. It not crucial to gameplay but I know a lot of us are "students of the game" as they say in the sports world.
Magic Weapon - Venom
DoT stacks. DoT can crit (one crit roll for all ticks). DoT ticks have a proc coefficient of 0.
DoT can be procced by: Weapon/Fist Attack (no skill), all signature spells, Arcane Orb, Arcane Torrent, Frost Nova, Wave of Force, Explosive Blast, Teleport - Calamity, Meteor (impact only), Archon Arcane Strike, Archon Arcane Blast and maybe a few others I missed. The chance for each of those skills to apply the poison effect seems to be equal to their respective proc coefficient.
05/04/2013 11:32 PMPosted by Jaetchthis should have been stick'ed by now or the Blues aren't really reading in wiz forums
It's called the weekend lol.
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